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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:39 am

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Quite a few of the Princess ships that have become quite tired looking are most likely to go . The good news is that Southampton is getting the new Sky Princess next year.


Yes, I saw that. Other half and I were hoping they might add a couple more Norwegian fjords itineraries but it seems like it's going to replicate Crown Princess' schedule. They're really going for the "round the UK and Ireland" thing next year.

Prompts the question: have they mentioned where Crown Princess is being redeployed to now? Could it be a candidate for "becoming a hotel/museum ship" (my favourite new euphemism for scrapping)?
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Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:54 am

P&O Cruises cancels all holidays until 2021

The cruise line also stated that holidays departing in ‘early 2021’ would not be taking place. In a video, the company’s president Paul Ludlow said: ‘Looking ahead, with evolving restrictions on travel from the UK, unfortunately it is necessary to extend the current pause to the beginning of next year.

https://metro.co.uk/2020/09/17/po-cruis ... 84630/amp/
 
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Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:10 pm

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Quite a few of the Princess ships that have become quite tired looking are most likely to go . The good news is that Southampton is getting the new Sky Princess next year.

What are some exaples of ships that you can think of?
 
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Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:50 pm

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Carnival to get rid of 18 of its oldest and least efficient ships, had $3 Billion loss in 3rd Qtr., bookings for 3rd Qtr. 2021 strong. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-carn ... SKBN2661PU
I wonder if any cruise lines have considered tapping into the Asian/China markets ?


Genting has Star Cruises and Dream Cruises which are almost exclusively Asian. Dream Cruses is building 2 Global Class vessels, they will be the second largest Cruise vessels after the RCCL Oasis Class
 
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:22 am

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The Majesty of the Seas should be preserved as a hotel and museum ship rather than scrapped for a number of reasons. For one, Majesty of the Seas is the last remaining Sovereign class cruise ship, was one of the first with a multi deck atrium along with her sisters, was among the largest cruise ships afloat when she first entered service along with her sisters, has a stern inspired by the SS Normandie, has sleek classic lines, and was certainly a groundbreaking ship when it was first built. The Majesty of the Seas also helped to launch cruises to Cuba for Royal Caribbean and is the only ship in her class not transferred to Pullmantur. Potential places to preserve Majesty of the Seas include New York City, Miami, St.Nazaire, Oslo, Bergen, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Biloxi.


Who would be interested in visiting a clapped out old cruse ship, what has she got to offer a potential visitor? A multi deck atrium isn't very exciting. And why would any of the cities mentioned be interested in hosting a hotel or museum ship, especially one which doesn't have any relevance to them?

The best options for older ships is scrapping or turning them into artificial reefs.
 
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:27 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
The Majesty of the Seas should be preserved as a hotel and museum ship rather than scrapped for a number of reasons. For one, Majesty of the Seas is the last remaining Sovereign class cruise ship, was one of the first with a multi deck atrium along with her sisters, was among the largest cruise ships afloat when she first entered service along with her sisters, has a stern inspired by the SS Normandie, has sleek classic lines, and was certainly a groundbreaking ship when it was first built. The Majesty of the Seas also helped to launch cruises to Cuba for Royal Caribbean and is the only ship in her class not transferred to Pullmantur. Potential places to preserve Majesty of the Seas include New York City, Miami, St.Nazaire, Oslo, Bergen, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Biloxi.


Who would be interested in visiting a clapped out old cruse ship, what has she got to offer a potential visitor? A multi deck atrium isn't very exciting. And why would any of the cities mentioned be interested in hosting a hotel or museum ship, especially one which doesn't have any relevance to them?

The best options for older ships is scrapping or turning them into artificial reefs.


The problem with the artificial reefs thing is most cruise ships would require so much remediation to make them environmentally safe to use that they are far cheaper to scrap.
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:52 pm

Kiwirob wrote:

The best options for older ships is scrapping or turning them into artificial reefs.


They have already caused too much pollution when afloat. Please do not consider extending their pollution beyond their service life.
 
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:26 pm

Toenga wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:

The best options for older ships is scrapping or turning them into artificial reefs.


They have already caused too much pollution when afloat. Please do not consider extending their pollution beyond their service life.


Ships make good reefs, they are stripped completely, all the fluids are pumped out, and they are made safe for recreational divers. Although a cruise ship would probably be too dangerous for divers, so should be sunk in deeper water.
 
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Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:33 pm

We already have a sunken cruise ship here as a diving attraction in a remote bay at the northern extremity of the South Island of New Zealand. Sunk with absolutly no preparation whatsoever as a result of trying to make it's own unique channel through a known reef, that has no passages, under the direction of the local pilot. The Mikhail Lermontov, sister ship to the recently laid up Marco Polo, sunk whilst carrying passengers, in Port Gore, February 1986. One crew member was lost.
 
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Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:15 am

The QE2 in Dubai will be reopening on October 1 after being given a safe certificate for COVID-19. The QE2 had been closed since March and this year, bridge tours were launched on the famous ocean liner. A sign of hope amid a global pandemic.
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:33 am

There are currently five moored off Bournemouth.

Aurora
Jewel of the Seas
2 Royal Caribbean (unable to make out names)
1 other.

Any one able to confirm ID and if any decision made about their future.
 
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:41 am

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There are currently five moored off Bournemouth.

Aurora
Jewel of the Seas
2 Royal Caribbean (unable to make out names)
1 other.

Any one able to confirm ID and if any decision made about their future.


Explorer / Anthem and Allure are all off the coast of Bournemouth currently.

The new Celebrity Apex is in Southampton . Some great pics on other forums.
 
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:38 pm

OA260 wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
There are currently five moored off Bournemouth.

Aurora
Jewel of the Seas
2 Royal Caribbean (unable to make out names)
1 other.

Any one able to confirm ID and if any decision made about their future.


Explorer / Anthem and Allure are all off the coast of Bournemouth currently.

The new Celebrity Apex is in Southampton . Some great pics on other forums.


Agreed! Great shots of Celebrity Apex. Was also nice to see Westerdam passing through - she's a lovely ship.
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:59 pm

Celestyal Cruises to Launch "Three Continents" Cruise in March 2021

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ATHENS -- Greek company Celestyal Cruises announced the purchase of a new ship, "Celestyal Experience", that will launch cruises to the Greek islands on March 6, 2021.

Celestyal Experience will run seven-night cruises under the theme "Three Continents". The ship will depart Piraeus for the ports of Rhodes, Kusadasi (Ephesus, Turkey), Ashdod (Israel), Port Said (Egypt) and Limassol (Cyprus).

On April 3, 2021, Celestyal Experience will start offering the seven-night "Idyllic Aegean" cruise, from Piraeus to Rhodes, Crete (Agios Nikolaos), Santorini, Milos, Mykonos and Kusadasi.

The recently renovated Celestyal Experience ship has a capacity of up to 1,800 passengers and 789 cabins, 160 of which have a balcony or large terraces.

www.thenationalherald.com/food_travel_t ... 21-904397/
 
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:08 am

The Black Watch and Boudicca have been sold by Fred Olsen to become accommodation ships in Turkey and hopefully, they will become botique hotels like the MV Bore is in Turku, Finland rather than scrapped.
https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/ship-op ... fred-olsen
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:35 am

There are three factors which distinguish the MV Bore.

1. A guy with money and commitment to push this through.

2. There was no COVID at that time. The disruption and restrictions that will cause do not help.

3. The MV Bore never flew a flag of convenience. It must be more difficult to keep tabs on a vessel that never visits the home port. Also do all these countries have enough staff with the appropriate experience to ensure that these boats are in good condition prior to retirement.
 
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:49 am

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There are three factors which distinguish the MV Bore.

1. A guy with money and commitment to push this through.

2. There was no COVID at that time. The disruption and restrictions that will cause do not help.

3. The MV Bore never flew a flag of convenience. It must be more difficult to keep tabs on a vessel that never visits the home port. Also do all these countries have enough staff with the appropriate experience to ensure that these boats are in good condition prior to retirement.

The MV Bore was largely original inside and out as well.
 
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:10 am

ArchGuy1 wrote:
The Black Watch


Used to be nicknamed ''Black Death'' :lol:
 
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:59 pm

ArchGuy1 wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
There are three factors which distinguish the MV Bore.

1. A guy with money and commitment to push this through.

2. There was no COVID at that time. The disruption and restrictions that will cause do not help.

3. The MV Bore never flew a flag of convenience. It must be more difficult to keep tabs on a vessel that never visits the home port. Also do all these countries have enough staff with the appropriate experience to ensure that these boats are in good condition prior to retirement.

The MV Bore was largely original inside and out as well.


She was built as a ro-ro ferry, I think you’ll find inside she’s nothing like what she was when she first entered service.
 
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:33 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
There are three factors which distinguish the MV Bore.

1. A guy with money and commitment to push this through.

2. There was no COVID at that time. The disruption and restrictions that will cause do not help.

3. The MV Bore never flew a flag of convenience. It must be more difficult to keep tabs on a vessel that never visits the home port. Also do all these countries have enough staff with the appropriate experience to ensure that these boats are in good condition prior to retirement.

The MV Bore was largely original inside and out as well.


She was built as a ro-ro ferry, I think you’ll find inside she’s nothing like what she was when she first entered service.

How successful has the MV Bore become with it's role in Turku?
 
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Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:47 am

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ArchGuy1 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
The MV Bore was largely original inside and out as well.


She was built as a ro-ro ferry, I think you’ll find inside she’s nothing like what she was when she first entered service.

How successful has the MV Bore become with it's role in Turku?


I’ve been to Turku several times and have never been onboard, it’s just an old ship.
 
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Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:45 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
[photoid][/photoid]
ArchGuy1 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:

She was built as a ro-ro ferry, I think you’ll find inside she’s nothing like what she was when she first entered service.

How successful has the MV Bore become with it's role in Turku?


I’ve been to Turku several times and have never been onboard, it’s just an old ship.

Have you personally visited the Queen Mary in Long Beach, MV Doulos on an Indonesian island, SS Rotterdam in her namesake city, QE2 in Dubai, SS Great Britain in Bristol, Hikawa Maru in Yokohama, and Minghua in Shenzhen?
 
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Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:56 pm

Cruise Lines Anxiously Await CDC Decision This Week

While the airlines anxiously await a potential second round of government aid, another big segment of the travel world is also on pins and needles this week.

The cruise industry in the U.S., under a No-Sail Order by the Centers for Disease Control since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, is hoping the Wednesday, September 30 deadline for that order expires quietly and it can again return to the waters and conduct business.

www.travelpulse.com/news/cruise/cruise- ... s-week.amp
 
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:40 am

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
[photoid][/photoid]
ArchGuy1 wrote:
How successful has the MV Bore become with it's role in Turku?


I’ve been to Turku several times and have never been onboard, it’s just an old ship.

Have you personally visited the Queen Mary in Long Beach, MV Doulos on an Indonesian island, SS Rotterdam in her namesake city, QE2 in Dubai, SS Great Britain in Bristol, Hikawa Maru in Yokohama, and Minghua in Shenzhen?


I have visited Queen Mary and SS Great Britain, these were notable vessels, with significant history, not something that can be applied to most if not all cruise vessels sailing today.
 
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:48 am

Kiwirob wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
[photoid][/photoid]

I’ve been to Turku several times and have never been onboard, it’s just an old ship.

Have you personally visited the Queen Mary in Long Beach, MV Doulos on an Indonesian island, SS Rotterdam in her namesake city, QE2 in Dubai, SS Great Britain in Bristol, Hikawa Maru in Yokohama, and Minghua in Shenzhen?


I have visited Queen Mary and SS Great Britain, these were notable vessels, with significant history, not something that can be applied to most if not all cruise vessels sailing today.

What is the historical significance of the SS Great Britain?
 
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:34 am

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
Have you personally visited the Queen Mary in Long Beach, MV Doulos on an Indonesian island, SS Rotterdam in her namesake city, QE2 in Dubai, SS Great Britain in Bristol, Hikawa Maru in Yokohama, and Minghua in Shenzhen?


I have visited Queen Mary and SS Great Britain, these were notable vessels, with significant history, not something that can be applied to most if not all cruise vessels sailing today.

What is the historical significance of the SS Great Britain?


I'm not going to tell you, you can look it up for yourself.
 
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:56 pm

Virgin Voyages have cancelled November sailings
 
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Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:18 am

CDC extends ban on cruising through October after White House reportedly overrules longer extension

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday extended its ban on passenger cruising from U.S. ports through Oct. 31 after the White House reportedly overruled calls for a further suspension.

www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/09/30/cdc-extends ... ober-.html
 
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Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:53 pm

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday extended its ban on passenger cruising from U.S. ports through Oct. 31 after the White House reportedly overruled calls for a further suspension.

I wonder how cruise lines will handle demand initially. Even if the CDC lifts the order, are people still going to take their cruises? If I had a late November cruise that was sold out, I'd feel uncomfortable sailing in such conditions (especially when all other venues are limited...well...venues in states that still want to slow the spread). Imagine a dining room where only 50% of the tables are available for social distancing but still has to serve 100% of people...that's not gonna work out.
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Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:50 am

On September 6, the Costa Deliziosa restarted cruises for Costa by departing on a one week cruise out of Trieste and called only at Italian ports. Only Italian residents were allowed for the first three cruises and a series of procedure under Costa's COVID-19 protocol were carried out. On arrival at the terminal, there were staggered check in times, temperature checks, a health questionnaire had to be answered, and passengers had to test negative in order to board. Crew members were also tested and had to quarantine for 14 days before the cruise. It was a very good way to restart cruising.
https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/crui ... today.html
 
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:49 pm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -dock.html

If anyone wanted to know what happened to the ships that were sold off to Turkish breakers, this article shows their final moments.
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Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:36 am

The Carnival Mardi Gras is currently undergoing sea trial out of Turku, Finland where the ship is being built and trials are expected to last 10 days. After they are completed, the ship will return to the shipyard for final fitting out before sailing to the United States. Mardi Gras is the first Carnival vessel to be built on the Excellence platform which the Iona for P&O was built on and the first cruise ship in North America to run on LNG. The ship will also introduce a number of firsts for Carnival including a redesigned atrium, first roller coaster at sea, and a new livery with blue, red, and white branding on the hull. Mardi Gras is expected to enter service for Port Canaveral in February 2021 where the ship will offer weel long cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean. Very exciting ship coming soon.
https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/5622/
 
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Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:14 pm

We just put up a deposit for an NCL cruise in Australia/NZ in January 2022 on the Norwegian Spirit. Hopefully, everything will have settled down by then.
 
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Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:56 pm

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8798957/The-covid-cruise-ship-graveyard-Passenger-liners-stripped-scrap-Turkish-dock.html

If anyone wanted to know what happened to the ships that were sold off to Turkish breakers, this article shows their final moments.

Imagine being the captain leading your ship to her final resting place to be dismantled...that must be so hard.
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Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:23 am

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alberchico wrote:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8798957/The-covid-cruise-ship-graveyard-Passenger-liners-stripped-scrap-Turkish-dock.html

If anyone wanted to know what happened to the ships that were sold off to Turkish breakers, this article shows their final moments.

Imagine being the captain leading your ship to her final resting place to be dismantled...that must be so hard.


The ships aren’t sailed to the breakers by the crew who manned them. The ship breakers have there own people who do that.
 
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Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:14 pm

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The ships aren’t sailed to the breakers by the crew who manned them. The ship breakers have there own people who do that.

Well, even then, before the breakers crew mans the ship, there must be a final voyage from the company captain somewhere. Even if that captain isn't the one that beaches the ship, that captain may have gotten the ship to a preliminary port (whether back at her homeport to be taken over by someone else or to another port where the handoff happens).
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Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:05 pm

They're probably happy that they're getting a new ship.
 
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Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:24 pm

It's of course a wildly different situation, but I've worked a number of flights that were on their last stop before the desert graveyard. Strangest was a 744 that flew to our outstation, then its final flight back to the hub, then transitted back through us while ferrying to the desert. Surreal feeling that the night before we had requested mechanics fix restraints and some cabin defects, and now today it doesn't matter because it's going to be cut up soon. Useful on a Monday night carrying pax...deadweight to be retired come Tuesday morning.
 
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Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:35 am

Kiwirob wrote:
einsteinboricua wrote:
alberchico wrote:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8798957/The-covid-cruise-ship-graveyard-Passenger-liners-stripped-scrap-Turkish-dock.html

If anyone wanted to know what happened to the ships that were sold off to Turkish breakers, this article shows their final moments.

Imagine being the captain leading your ship to her final resting place to be dismantled...that must be so hard.


The ships aren’t sailed to the breakers by the crew who manned them. The ship breakers have there own people who do that.

Do you know what is happening with the Black Watch and Boudicca, which I heard are becoming accommodation ships in Turkey?
 
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Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:54 pm

Princess Cruises has taken delivery of the Enchanted Princess in a handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. It is the first cruise ship completed by the yard since the COVID-19 pandemic began and the 100th cruise ship built by that shipyard. With a capacity of 3,600 guests, the Enchanted Princess features Carnival's OceanMedallion connectivity, luxury sky suites with exclusive amenities, and the most pools and hot tubs ever built on a cruise ship. Enchanted Princess is expected to start cruises out of Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean in December and will move to Rome for Mediterranean cruises in the Summer of 2021. Very exciting moment ahead for Princess.
http://www.sfvbj.com/news/2020/oct/01/p ... -new-ship/
 
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:24 pm

The Albatross has been sold by Phoenix Reisen to Kamel Abou-Ali for use as a hotel ship on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt. The sale means that future cruises on the Albatross are cancelled. The ship was built in Finland as the Royal Viking Sea for the Royal Viking Line in 1973 and entered long term charter with Phoenix Reisen in 2004 after changing hands many times. Hopefully, this ship will become a botique hotel like the MV Doulos currently is on an Indonesian island.
https://www.maritime-executive.com/arti ... otel-group
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Doul ... ist_attack
 
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:45 am

The Baltics has been bad hit. With Finland and Baltics closing borders to Sweden everything got to a halt.

Let see what survives...
 
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:47 am

Cunard announces new ‘scenic’ British Isles cruises

Cunard has put a new range of 2021 voyages for Queen Elizabeth on sale, including ‘scenic’ British Isles cruises, which do not include any destination calls.

https://cruise-adviser.com/cunard-puts- ... -sale/amp/
 
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:01 am

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Cunard announces new ‘scenic’ British Isles cruises

Cunard has put a new range of 2021 voyages for Queen Elizabeth on sale, including ‘scenic’ British Isles cruises, which do not include any destination calls.

https://cruise-adviser.com/cunard-puts- ... -sale/amp/


Do they guarantee that you will be put back ashore if there's a Corona outbreak onboard? Or do you risk being stranded on a ship that is refused entry everywhere?
 
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:02 am

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ ... -in-5-days
Genting Cruises and Royal Caribbean resuming cruises with no port of calls in Singapore in cooperation with the local Tourism Board.
Genting call it "superstaycation", say they received 6000 bookings in 5 days with each booking likely to be for 2+ passengers.
Royal Caribbean also say their first cruise is almost sold out and exceeded expectations
Currently, daily local coronavirus case count in Singapore have been down to single digit per day, hence they're launching such cruises despite possoble risk of infection onboard.
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:12 am

With no ports of call, is it any different from going to a hotel?..
 
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:43 am

bennett123 wrote:
With no ports of call, is it any different from going to a hotel?..

Bigger, more recreational facilities and events, is actually moving, can see the sea, more spacw designed for people to stay on thw ship and use them, etc.
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:44 pm

P&O Cruises have taken delivery of IONA


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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:26 pm

The Spirit of Adventure has arrived in Tilbury, England and joined her sister ship, Spirit of Discovery where Adventure will remain for the winter season until her debut. The Spirit of Adventure was delivered from Meyer Werfit who built the ship on September 20 and is now in her winter home of Tilbury. The second Saga newbuild will accommodate 999 passengers in 554 all balcony cabins and has a gross tonnage of 58,250 GRT. The ship's maiden voyage is scheduled to depart on February 5, 2021 for the Canary Islands. This is a very exciting moment for Saga Cruises.
https://www.worldofcruising.co.uk/saga- ... in-the-uk/
 
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Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:34 pm

Royal Caribbean Issues Update Detailing Difficult Financial Status

Royal Caribbean Group issues a business update today in which the company goes into detail on the cruise giant’s financial position. Safe to say, it’s not all sunshine at Royal Caribbean.

www.cruisehive.com/royal-caribbean-issu ... atus/42615
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